REGULAR MEETING OF THE HOUSING AUTHORITY
OF THE CITY OF MIDDLETOWN
October 14, 2014
The Monthly Meeting of the Housing Authority of the City of Middletown was held at the Senior Center Meeting Room, 150 William Street, Middletown, Connecticut on Tuesday, October 14, 2014.
Chairman Noglow called the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m. and called the roll.
PRESENT: Evan Noglow, Chairman; Sebastian J. Santacroce, Commissioner; Izzi Greenberg, Commissioner ; Senova Stone, Commissioner; Phil Cacciola, Commissioner
ALSO PRESENT: William Vasiliou, Secretary; Tom Guzzi, Financial Manager; John Rumberger, Facilities Manager; John Boccalatte, Esq.
ABSENT: (excused absences.)
PUBLIC SESSION: NONE
FOLLOW-UP REPORT: NONE
APPROVAL OF MINUTES: On motion by Commissioner Greenberg, seconded by Commissioner Sanacroce; it was unanimously voted to approve the minutes of the September 8, 2014 meeting as submitted.
APPROVAL OF BILLS: On motion by Commissioner Cacciola, seconded by Commissioner Stone; it was unanimously voted to approve the bills as submitted. Vice Chairman Santacroce abstained from the vote.
ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE: Secretary Vasiliou reported on 9/30 A/R which shows increases of $1,021.38 for Conn 9-2, $2,420.23 for Conn 9-5, $312.75 for MR and $5.97 for MM. Net decreases of $1,020.38 for Conn 9-3 and $3,957.60 for Conn 9-4 were also noted.
LEGAL ACTION: Attorney Boccalatte stated his 9/30/14 report shows no summary process actions started and $1,166.73 colected on vacated accounts.
FINANCIAL: Mr. Guzzi distributed copies of the 2014 Compliance Audit to commissioners for their review. This is an annual audit mandated by HUD and the State of Connecticut. Any questions that commsioners have will be answered at next month’s meeting.
Mr. Guzzi reported that due to increased banking costs, MHA will be transferring funds from Citizen’s Bank to TD Bank in the near future. He will meet with TD Bank next week to discuss the services that will be beneficial to MHA. On motion by Commissioner Cacciola, seconded by Commissioner Greenberg, it was voted to adopt Resolution 2014-11 and waive reading of same.
(see attached Resolution)
SECTION 8: 888 Section 8 units were under lease as of 10/01/14. Mr. Vasiliou explained the “rent reasonableness” study required by Section 8 guidelines. Section 8 must compare the rents they are paying to comparable apartments in the same area. A new electronic system is being utilized by MHA at a similar cost to the old method.
MAINTENANCE: 164 work orders were completed in September. Vacant unit prep continues at all complexes.
MODERNIZATION: Fed Security Cameras: All cameras installed with a 30 day trial period underway. Sbona elevator cameras will be replaced to allow wider views in the cabs. Closeout process underway. SHRP MR: Electrical punch list items are ongoing. Windows and siding work on Long Lane has been started.
OLD BUSINESS: Mr. Vasiliou reported that the Senior Center move has been delayed until mid December.
NEW BUSINESS: Mr. Vasiliou informed the Board that he was asked to and is serving on a committee concerning the renovation/redirection of the housing component at the YMCA.
ANY OTHER BUSINESS: NONE